A Social Work Lens for a Disaster-informed Curriculum


  • Carole Adamson University of Auckland


Social work education, Disaster, Curriculum


This paper presents a rationale for the inclusion of disaster knowledge within the social work curriculum and argues for a broad, population-based structuring of knowledge-for- disaster within the generic curriculum. An exploration of the social work knowledge base is conducted which argues that the strengths and recovery focus inherent within our research, teaching and practice provides social work with a working mandate for working in disasters. Some key principles for curriculum design are established and a model curriculum is presented.


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